Want to Learn More About Double-Hung Windows?

Benefits of Double-Hung Window Installation

Whether you’re completely renovating or just need to replace your old, drafty windows with newer energy-efficient models, you may want to consider double-hung windows if you haven’t already. They are one of the most popular types of replacement windows on the market!

What Are Double-Hung Windows?

Double-hung windows are a traditional UK window style that originated in England and places that were colonized by England. They feature upper and lower sashes that slide up and down past each other vertically. The lower sash is typically in front of the upper sash. Double-hung windows may feature a solid pane of glass or be divided into multiple lites (their versatility is actually one of the reasons they are such a popular replacement window choice!). Some double-hung windows also have a full window screen (which allows for ventilation from both the top and bottom) while others have a half screen that needs to be adjusted accordingly.

Benefits of Double-Hung Window Installation

As mentioned, double-hung windows are extremely adaptable – and not just in terms of the window pane and screen. Double-hung windows look great with or without shutters (if you are looking at getting new shutters, check out a site like Shuttercraft). Double-hung windows can be used alone or in groups of three to act as a larger picture window, etc. Their versatility is only one of the reasons double-hung windows are so great though! They:

Are easy to maintain – the sash design allows for super easy cleaning and maintenance.

Provide superior ventilation – double-hung windows are a good option if you like to let in a cool breeze on warm days instead of running the AC.

Offer extra safety – if you have children or small pets and are worried about leaving the windows open within their reach, you can simply leave the upper sash open to still get that breeze without compromising anyone’s safety!

Are universally appealing – no matter what type of home you have, a double-hung window will seamlessly fit in. Double-hung windows complement any home, from modern spaces to bungalows to Colonial style houses.

Are quick to install – this is not to say that double-hung window installation is a simple do-it-yourself job, but as far as installation goes, it’s one of the quicker ones. This means the window contractors taking care of your double-hung window installation job will be in and out a lot faster!

Double-hung windows today also often include things like insulation for higher energy efficiency, UV protection, and tilt-in sashes that make cleaning easier than ever.

Double-Hung Window Installation in MD, DC & VA

If you need double-hung window contractors in Maryland, you’ve come to the right place! Shanco has been installing windows for homeowners in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area for more than 20 years. We will make sure your double-hung window installation job gets completed correctly, on time, and within your budget. Contact us today to learn more or if you’re ready to start your project!
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